Action For Elders is committed, first and foremost to the care and welfare of older people. We give those in later life the tools to help themselves toward physical, mental and social independence. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing our support by taking innovative steps to run our Balanced Lives programmes remotely. We will also reach out to the older community with a combination of physical, mental, social and practical assistance.
Our front-line staff will act as support groups for older people in the community – we will keep in touch with all our beneficiaries by any means necessary – to reassure them of the wide range of help we can provide.
We are aware that self-isolation for older people brings many challenges, with physical and mental issues equalling the threat of infection from the virus itself. So, it is important to engage with those that are vulnerable or in need of our help. Specifically, we will be running a series of support packages on our YouTube Channel. These will include our Balanced Lives exercise programmes, dietary advice, coping with isolation and mental health issues. We are putting in place a telephone support system and opening lines of communication between our participants so that we can act as a collective for good.
The issues we all face are unprecedented. The only way we can beat the Coronavirus is to act together as a community. We are working toward helping older people build resilience to support their immune systems and help fight off infection. We will be reacting to the latest government announcements and keeping you up to date on the latest news. You can be assured we will do our utmost for anyone in need of our support in these challenging times.
James Lewis CEO – Action For Elders
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